Absolute Power Corrupts and Godly Power Perfects

Absolute Power Corrupts and Godly Power Perfects

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” – 1 Samuel 16:7 We looked yesterday at some of the evil empires that tried to conquer and take down the Israelites during their early history, and we established that no matter how good the intentions of a conquering nation were, they ultimately fell prey to their own folly. Unfortunately, this was not only true of foreign governments but also of Israel’s own kings. As you read the account of the Jewish people as recorded in the books of the Old Testament, one thing you see continually are kings who started out good and ended up falling prey to their lust for power and control. Time and

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